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Submitted by Felix Bongjoh on

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In addition to the measures given above, the intervention's sustainability in the longer term would depend on how well equipped governments are to tap into work done with the assistance of the WB. This preparedness can be achieved revamping curricula in respective education and training systems, especially in the fields of meteorology and environmental management , but also in such fields as architecture, urban planning and development. To the extent that infrastructure and indusrty could also contribute to the degradation and pollution of the environment, thereby causing paterns of climate change and irregular weather hazards (including hurricanes, mudslides and earthquakes), curricular reforms would also be useful.

The health sector is also vulnerable to natural catastrophes, especially when safe drinking water is contaminated. Poor living conditions due to the overcrowding of inernally displaced persons may cause outbreaks of diseases attributable to poor hygienic conditions. A comprehensive approach to early warning systems should therefore involve actors from the aforementioned sectors and have implications for continuous improvements in terms of curricular reforms with far-reaching on in-service training in all spheres of socio-economic activity, including experts routinely mobilized to assist internally displaced persons.